Professional Development

Each year, ISNZ offers a full programme of seminars for our Member Schools.  

We provide professional development for a wide range of stakeholder groups, including:

  • Principals/Heads
  • Board Chairs
  • Board Members
  • Bursars/Business Managers
  • Middle and Senior Managers
  • Teachers
  • HR Managers
  • Communications/Marketing Managers
  • Admissions Personnel
  • International Recruitment/Student Professionals
  • EAs and PAs
  • Newly appointed Heads/Principals
  • Curriculum Leaders
  • Careers Guidance Professionals
  • Early Childhood Education Professionals

We also regularly introduce new themes for our Seminars, responding to the current needs of our schools. For example, in 2019 we introduced a Financial Governance Seminar, in recognition of the fact that financial viability and sustainability are vital issues for all our Member Schools. In 2020, we have introduced new seminars on Child Protection and Managing Disclosures, Career Education and Guidance, and events for Curriculum Leaders and Early Childhood Education professionals.

Our flagship PD event is the ISNZ Annual Conference, which takes place in Auckland this year on 21-22 August. We pride ourselves on organising conferences that are provocative, challenging and future-focused, and the positive feedback we receive from delegates attests to our success.


How to make the most of our Professional Development:

We endeavour to provide professional development opportunities at a competitive and cost-effective rate. The standard registration fee is $300 per full day seminar. Your school can also save 20% by purchasing a three seminar package, or over 25% by purchasing a five seminar package. There is also a 25% discount available when registering three or more delegates to the same seminar. The discount applies to the third and any subsequent registrations.

We do encourage schools to support these high quality events. We are also keen to hear from our Members with suggestions for event topics and speakers, so please do contact us if you have an idea to share.

The ISNZ Professional Development Programme also provides our Member Schools with an opportunity to collaborate and build networks within the independent schools sector.

The Professional Development Programme is run on a break-even basis; it is not a revenue-generating initiative. We endeavour to keep the costs as low as possible.